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Stuttgart, Nov 22, 2022 - Chic, safe and sporty – with these demands in mind, Mercedes-Benz expands its model range on 8 December 1982 to include a new, more compact model series below the upper mid-size class and the full-size class.
Stuttgart, Nov 9, 2022 - Classic vehicles are becoming increasingly popular – and Mercedes-Benz classics lead the statistics by a clear margin. The group of vehicles with the star that can obtain a classic car certificate and thus registration with the coveted H (for historic) German licence plate is set to grow in 2023.
Stuttgart, Jul 27, 2022 - A great idea marks the beginning of the history of the Mercedes Benz SL series-production sports cars: Mercedes Benz was to transfer the fascination for luxurious sportiness to a compact roadster. That’s what Maximilian E. Hoffman, the brand’s importer for the eastern United States of America, proposed in 1953.
Stuttgart, Mar 24, 2022 - In the beginning there are two show cars: in 1993 and 1994, the Vision A 93 and the A study based on it familiarise the public with the new vehicle concept with which Mercedes-Benz enters a new vehicle segment for the brand.
Stuttgart, Mar 17, 2022 - The two letters SL are the world-famous hallmark and distinction of a unique Mercedes-Benz sports car tradition: for 70 years, the abbreviation has stood for “super-light” and thus for sporty motoring – from the 300 SL racing sports car (W 194) from 1952 to the latest SL in the 232 model series from the sports car and performance brand Mercedes-AMG.
Stuttgart, Feb 23, 2022 - Even better handling in difficult road conditions is offered in winter 25 years ago by the innovative second-generation Mercedes-Benz 4MATIC.
Stuttgart, Feb 17, 2022 - The Mercedes-Benz motorsport chronicle lists important anniversaries for April and May, which this Newsletter presents. Newsletter No. 2/2022 will be reporting further anniversaries from mid-May.
Stuttgart, Jan 27, 2022 - The connected car is taken for granted today. 25 years ago, things were very different. At that time, Mercedes-Benz broke new ground with a system: in January 1997, the brand introduces the production version of the TELEAID automatic emergency call system.
Stuttgart, Jan 21, 2022 - Long-distance rallies over several thousand kilometres were his speciality: for example, Eugen Böhringer won the toughest of all rallies, Liège-Sofia-Liège in 1962 and 1963.
Stuttgart, Jan 20, 2022 - With a confident design, the 140 model series Mercedes-Benz SEC luxury coupés entered the automotive world stage 30 years ago as further top models in the brand’s passenger car range alongside the S-Class.
Stuttgart, Jan 18, 2022 - Twenty-five years ago, the first phase of the Mercedes-Benz product campaign was in full swing: following the compact roadster SLK (R 170) presented in April 1996, the Mercedes-Benz CLK (model series 208) made its debut in January 1997.
Farewell to a legend: “The Last Blast” short film follows the unparalleled drive of the famous Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR “722” in a London tribute to Sir Stirling Moss
Stuttgart, Dec 7, 2021 - „Who do you think you are? Stirling Moss?“ Das, so die Geschichte, hatte einst ein Polizist den legendären britischen Rennfahrer nach einem „gewagten“ Überholmanöver in London gefragt. „Yes, I am”, war die ehrliche Antwort.
Stuttgart, Oct 20, 2021 - As a constant innovator of automotive engineering, Mercedes-Benz sometimes takes unconventional paths. One example is the F 400 Carving research vehicle, which the brand presented at the Tokyo Motor Show (14 October to 7 November 2001) in October 2001, 20 years ago.
Stuttgart, Oct 7, 2021 - Two great champions from very different classes of motorsport are celebrating a little anniversary. Steve Parrish was the dominant driver in the very popular European Truck Racing Championship for many years.
Stuttgart, Oct 6, 2021 - It was a glamorous premiere: in October 1971, Mercedes-Benz presented the SLC Coupé at the Paris Motor Show, a popular stage for elegant creations.
Stuttgart, Sep 29, 2021 - The Mercedes-Benz 300 S (W 188) was the star of the Mercedes-Benz stand at the Paris Motor Show from 4 to 14 October 1951.
Stuttgart, Sep 20, 2021 - More charge-air pressure meant better performance: one hundred years ago, Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft (DMG) presented the first two production-ready Mercedes passenger cars with engines fitted with a switchable Roots supercharger.
Stuttgart, Sep 15, 2021 - Two Silver Arrows from the Mercedes-Benz Classic collection will be showcased at the Goodwood Revival in honour of British racing driver Sir Stirling Moss, who passed away in April 2020.
Stuttgart, Sep 9, 2021 - They all deserve to be admired for their achievements in sports: Jochen Mass shaped the era of Group C racing in Mercedes-Benz racing touring cars – including an overall win in Le Mans.
IAA vehicle anniversaries: From the 300 SE (W 112, 1961) to the cabriolet of the 124 model series (1991)
Stuttgart, Sep 2, 2021 - The list of vehicle premieres and innovative technologies at the International Motor Show (IAA) introduced to the world’s public for the first time by Mercedes-Benz and its predecessor brands at this exhibition is long.
Stuttgart, Aug 9, 2021 - It could hardly get more exquisite than this: at the annual Monterey Car Week in the grounds of the Pebble Beach Golf Club, the most exclusive and spectacular classics in motoring history are presented, admired, awarded prizes and sometimes even auctioned off for record-setting sums.
Stuttgart, Jul 26, 2021 - This race put AMG on the motorsport map overnight: at 3 p.m. on 24 July 1971 almost 80 racing touring cars started the 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps. Right in the middle of the field there was a mighty Mercedes-Benz luxury saloon of the W 109 model series driving the course in the Ardennes.
Stuttgart, Jul 7, 2021 - At the Goodwood Festival of Speed in England from 8 to 11 July 2021, Mercedes-Benz will remember Sir Stirling Moss.
Stuttgart, Jun 14, 2021 - Mercedes-Benz pays tribute to Sir Stirling Moss at the place where he celebrated his greatest success: in a homage to the outstanding racing driver, the Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR (W 196 S) will be driving off the starting ramp at the start of 1000 Miglia in Brescia, Italy, on 16 June 2021.
Stuttgart, May 28, 2021 - “Two letters, one legend: SL”. The tactilely refined title page of the new Mercedes-Benz Classic Magazine already promises plenty – readers can feel the radiator grille with their fingertips. It depicts the oldest sports cars with this magic model designation, the 1952 300 SL racing car (W 194) with chassis number 002.
Stuttgart, May 26, 2021 - They were unforgettable successes: at the fifth edition of the Mille Miglia in 1931, Rudolf Caracciola and his co-driver, Wilhelm Sebastian, were the non-Italians to win, and did so in a Mercedes-Benz SSKL, against the favoured local heroes.
Stuttgart, May 6, 2021 - 124 model series Mercedes-Benz Cabriolets are sought-after modern classics. They perfectly combine the passion for elegant, open-top cruising with the Stuttgart-based brand’s high technical standard in the luxury mid-range series.
Stuttgart, Apr 27, 2021 - In the autumn of 1961, Mercedes-Benz was, once again, ahead of its time. Only by a few months this time, but the promise it contained was clear: the next spring season was sure to come. The herald of the motoring future for the coming spring was the W 111 luxury class Cabriolet, a direct predecessor of the S-Class, and was unveiled at the International Motor Show (IAA, 21 September to 1 October 1961) in Frankfurt am Main.
A trendsetter with the folding vario-roof: 25 years ago, the Mercedes-Benz SLK aroused the interest of enthusiasts
Stuttgart, Apr 19, 2021 - Twenty-five years ago, Mercedes-Benz surprised not only roadster fans with its revolutionary concept: thanks to its folding vario-roof, the new SLK (R 170 model series) could transform itself from an open-top car into a coupé with a fixed, noise-insulating steel roof in less than half a minute.
Stuttgart, Apr 16, 2021 - In 1951, no less than two passenger cars marked Mercedes-Benz’s successful return to the automotive industry’s international, post-war stage. Seventy years ago, the 300 (W 186) and 220 (W 187) models marked a genuinely fresh start.
Stuttgart, Apr 8, 2021 - Fifty years ago, in April 1971, Mercedes-Benz initiated a new chapter in the fascinating history of the SL sports car: the 350 SL was the brand’s first SL with a V8 engine and the first model in the R 107 model series to bear the “R” abbreviation for “roadster” for the first time.
Stuttgart, Apr 6, 2021 - What a surprising victory: The large and, despite numerous weight-saving measures, still heavy Mercedes-Benz SSKL (W 06 RS) with Rudolf Caracciola at the wheel was not considered to be a favourite in view of the Italian competition in the fifth Mille Miglia on 12 and 13 April 1931.
Stuttgart, Mar 25, 2021 - No less than two milestones in the history of Mercedes-Benz were achieved by the important “Nice Week” racing event from 25 to 29 March 1901: 120 years ago, the era of the modern car began with the victory in Nice of the Mercedes 35 hp made by Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft and, at the same time, the Mercedes brand name was born.
Stuttgart, Mar 24, 2021 - It is a rare feat for a Formula One driver to race for the same team for nine years. David Coulthard is one of those exceptions. “Between 1996 and 2004 he raced for McLaren-Mercedes 150 times and won 12 Grand Prix races in Formula One.
Stuttgart, Mar 18, 2021 - Congratulations! No less than four racing drivers who claimed victories in various eras at the wheel of Mercedes-Benz vehicles will be celebrating milestone birthdays this spring.
Stuttgart, Mar 16, 2021 - In the past, the Geneva Motor Show has always been a dazzling premiere venue for Mercedes-Benz. A look back over our shoulders brings back some very special memories: thus it was, 60 years ago, that the laid-back elegance of the 220 SE Coupé (W 111) thrilled the public.
Stuttgart, Feb 25, 2021 - On 15 February 1936, Mercedes-Benz presented the 170 V (W 136) at the International Automobile and Motorcycle Exhibition (IAMA) in Berlin. This marked the beginning of a success story for the brand: fifty years after the invention of the car by Carl Benz and Gottlieb Daimler, the technically sophisticated and visually striking 170 V became a bestseller and secured Mercedes-Benz a top position in the medium-size car category. No less than 140,386 of the 170 V were produced.
Stuttgart, Jan 12, 2021 - Looking back, it is stunning how much of the future the Mercedes-Benz F 100 research vehicle already featured in 1991.
Jan 7, 2021 - With the AAVision, Mercedes-Benz opened up a new chapter in its successful strategic product initiative in January 1996: the concept car was unveiled at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit.
40 years ago: Mercedes-Benz launched the driver’s airbag and seat belt tensioner in series production
Stuttgart, Dec 2, 2020 - The innovation made its preview in December 1980: the driver’s airbag and seat belt tensioner (originally termed the belt tightener) were in those days the latest, cutting-edge innovations in safety from Mercedes-Benz.